The six words your spouse and children need to hear today

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  • Idaho_Boy Aberdeen, ID
    Oct. 25, 2013 4:46 p.m.

    Beautiful. I'm going to try this with my daughter after her next game.

  • terra nova Park City, UT
    Sept. 29, 2013 10:56 p.m.

    I love reading what you wrote. I love that someone decided to put it in the newspaper.

  • Mike Orem, UT
    Sept. 28, 2013 7:44 p.m.

    Nicely told. God bless us to do the same with our marriages and families too.

  • Dan Maloy Enid, OK
    Sept. 27, 2013 5:13 p.m.

    Article quote:

    "I cry not because she's going to come in first.

    I cry not because she's a future Olympian or scholarship recipient.

    I cry because she's healthy; she's strong; she's capable.

    And I cry because I love to watch her swim."

    I can relate.

    I have a 16 yr old son who has tried football, baseball, basketball and soccer. He's best at soccer. He's also in the band, where he plays trumpet. But last year he marched in his school's marching band for the first time. Not playing trumpet, but playing one of the band's 5 bass drums.

    I saw him sitting in the stands playing at a home football game, absolutely waaaaaailing away on his drum, with this huge smile on his face, and it made me smile just to see him so happy.

    He's a physical kid, and loves to use his body to do things, and just the sight of him, not more than 20 feet away, putting all his body and energy into smacking that drum, with such precision with the other percussionists, made me smile.

    I'm gonna tell him this. Tonight!

  • The Solution Las Cruces, NM
    Sept. 27, 2013 1:20 p.m.

    Thanks for sharing this insight. It gives me new perspective on my interactions with my family.